GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Some mothers, notably cooks, might prefer their plants edible as well as fragrant and pretty.
Rosemary is very fragrant, pretty and easy to grow and maintain. It’s versatile. Mom will use this herb in recipes from lemonade to breads to meats. She can keep it on the windowsill, the counter or outside. Though you might want to get her a couple for inside and out. This particular plant’s flowers are dark violet-blue, which can grow to 4’ or be kept trimmed shorter. Rosemary is known for remembrance. She will undoubtedly think of you with every snip – especially when you pair it with one the gifts below.
$4.99 $6.50 + shipping Amazon.com
Consider also The FTD ® Rosemary Tree with Recipe Cards by Better Homes and Gardens ®
Starting At $39.99 FTD.com
Lavender is another versatile plant and can be used in all types of recipes and health concoctions. This is Lavender French Provence, so very fragrant with beautiful blooms. These grow approximately 30 inches tall, in grow well outside in several areas. You might gift several to give her a lavender garden.
$7.25 + shipping
For variations on either plant, check out Amazon’s other offerings.
Check out shopping comparison sites like bizrate and Shopzilla find other retailers.
A Molcajete would be a perfect accompaniment to either plant. Aficionados cite volcanic rock like these as the best type. This set includes a heavy pestle made of the same volcanic rock. Each hand-carved set is unique. Your mother can use it both for crushing, and extracting flavors and oils from, spices and herbs; and later as a serving dish for concoctions like guacamole.
$50 – 8” (also 6”, 10” sizes (8” granite version, $21, Target
8” natural volcanic stone version, $35 Crate & Barrel
An oil and vinegar cruet set, like these below, also make great bundle gifts with the plants.
Amazon: Norpro 796 Oil-Vinegar Cruet with Spritzer $13
Le Creuset Oil & Vinegar Cruet Set (4 colors) $60 Williams-Sonoma
Cabbage Leaf Oil & Vinegar Cruets, White $40 Williams-Sonoma
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And how about gifts of bottles of Olive Oil and Vinegar that Mother might not find in her grocery store ( if she doesn’t already have one she loves!)?
Zoe Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 33.8 Fl Oz, #1 Best Seller in Olive Oils
Next time: Gifts for the Eco/Healthy Mom
Check out more of our Frugalista Gift posts for gift inspiration or that just right presentation.
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